Promoting Nhan Dan Newspaper’s 70-year tradition

Thursday, 2021-03-11 17:46:23
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the ceremony
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Nhan Dan (The People’s) Newspaper’s staff and journalists to promote the 95-year tradition of Vietnam's revolutionary press, the 70-year tradition of Nhan Dan Newspaper, improve their ethics and professional capacity, and update their way of making newspapers, to build the newspaper into a prestigious press agency deserving of the full trust and confidence of its readers.

He made the remark during a ceremony in Hanoi on March 11 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first issue of Nhan Dan Newspaper (March 11, 1951- March 11, 2021).

On the occasion, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong sent flowers and a letter of congratulations to Nhan Dan Newspaper.

Also at the event, Editor of Nhan Dan Newspaper, deputy head of the Party Central Committee (PCC)’s Commission for Communications and Education and Chairman of Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) Thuan Huu read a congratulatory letter from Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, sent to the newspaper on the occasion.

The ceremony was attended by former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh; Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat Vo Van Thuong; former member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo Pham The Duyet; former Politburo member and former permanent member of the Party Central Committee (PCC)'s Secretariat Phan Dien; and Politburo members: Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh, Minister of Public Security, General To Lam, Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court Nguyen Hoa Binh; Head of the PCC's Commission for Internal Affairs Phan Dinh Trac, Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission Tran Tuan Anh; Secretaries of the Party Central Committee: head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia, Government Inspector General Le Minh Khai, along with former Party and State leaders, as well as leaders of organisations and enterprises.

Implementing the Resolution of the second National Party Congress (February, 1951) on publishing a newspaper, named ‘Nhan Dan’, as the voice and the central organ of the Party to replace Su That (The Truth) newspaper, on March 11, 1951, at the Viet Bac war zone, Nhan Dan Newspaper published its first issue.

Over the last 70 years, Nhan Dan Newspaper has tenaciously defended the Party's renovation policy, maintaining its political orientation and the strict implementation of the principles and purposes of a Party newspaper. It has provided accurate and timely information on Party and State guidelines, policies and laws to the public. In regards to domestic and international affairs, Nhan Dan Newspaper has conducted many investigations, reports and multiple articles encouraging exemplary models and criticised negative perspectives and distortions.

Congratulating the paper on its achievements, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said concerted efforts by the entire Party, people and army, especially the revolutionary press force in general and this newspaper in particular, are needed to successfully implement the 13th National Party Congress’s Resolution.

He requested Nhan Dan Newspaper’s journalists press ahead with performing their tasks assigned in the Politburo’s Decision 155 as issued in December 2012.

Accordingly, the newspaper needs to focus on disseminating the content of the Resolution as well as the role of science-technology and innovation in its implementation.

To be effective, information provided by Nhan Dan Newspaper must be better updated, with more analysis, commentary and predictions on major local and international events, meeting information demand and orienting public opinion amidst the current digital era, the PM said.

He also asked personnel at the newspaper to frequently work to improve their capacity to meet the increasingly complex requirements of journalism.